City Clerk

Organization: City of Orange City, Florida
Salary: A competitive salary and excellent benefits will be provided.
Close Date: A first review of resumes is scheduled for 09/02/22.

Job Description:

Orange City is located in the heart of southwest Volusia County. It is a true gem. It is an historic city with turn-of-the century charm that offers a wide variety of opportunities for people to live, work, visit and play. Part of Orange City’s appeal can be attributed to the area’s excellent schools, world class medical facilities, scenic parks, warm hospitality, and its ability to offer some of the best annual events in Volusia County which attract people from around the region. Among Orange City’s most popular annual events are the Blue Springs Manatee Festival, a Halloween Block Party, a Christmas Parade and Fireworks & Fun.

Orange City has the unique advantage of being midway between two metropolitan areas (Orlando and Daytona Beach) while retaining its charm. Due to its fortuitous location, Orange City is one of the region's major centers of retail and commerce and boasts a healthy business community with everything from retail to industrial, all while fostering a strong entrepreneurial spirit for new businesses. Additional information about Orange City is available at www.orangecityfl.gov

Orange City has operated under the council-manager government since 1989. The City Council consists of a Mayor and six (6) Council Members. The Mayor and one Council Member are elected at large. The other five Council Members are elected by voters in each of five districts. The City’s Charter provides that the Mayor is the Presiding Officer of the Council. He or she serves as head of the City government for ceremonial purposes and is responsible to the Governor in the event of an emergency declared by the President or Governor. The City Council is the legislative and policy making body. The Council appoints the City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney who each serve at the pleasure of the Council.

The City provides a full range of services. Governmental activities including police, fire and rescue, street maintenance, planning and zoning, building inspections, community and economic development, parks and recreation, cultural events, and general administrative services. In addition, business-type activities include two Enterprise Funds. The Utilities Fund provides water, wastewater and reclaimed water and the Stormwater Fund provides drainage infrastructure.
The City Clerk’s Office serves as a liaison and bridges the gap between the City Council, City staff, and the public. It is the mission of the City Clerk’s Office to establish trust and confidence between the City government and the public, and to provide effective and efficient public service for all citizens.

The City Clerk is directly responsible to the City Council as the representative of the legislative branch of government. The Clerk performs a range of complex duties to assist and to work in close cooperation with the City Council and the City Manager. He or she supervises support personnel within the City Clerk's Office.

The City Clerk’s Office fulfills the duties pursuant to the City Charter and Florida Statutes which include but are not limited to maintaining, recording and preserving all official documents and proceedings of the City Council, serving as custodian of the City seal and authenticating by signature and recording all official legislative actions of the City Council, countersigning all contracts made on behalf of the City and issuing all Business Tax Receipts for all businesses located in the City and serving as custodian of official City records.

Minimum requirements include high school graduation or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma; Associates Degree preferred.

CMC and AAE designation through International Institute of Municipal Clerks desired.

Three to five (3-5) years of experience in progressively responsible related governmental administrative work preferably as a City Clerk or Deputy City Clerk. A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Compensation
Beginning pay for the new City Clerk will be competitive and negotiable. An excellent benefits package is provided including the Florida State retirement system and City paid employee health insurance. City residency is not required. The Council is prepared to provide reasonable moving assistance.

To Apply
The recruitment will remain open until filled. The City is anxious to fill the position. A first review of resumes is scheduled for 09/02/22. Interested parties are encouraged to e-mail a detailed resume with a cover letter and salary expectations without delay to:

Robert E. Slavin or Barbara Lipscomb
SLAVIN MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, A1
Norcross. Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
E-mail slavin@bellsouth.net

For additional information about this position, contact Robert E. Slavin or Barbara Lipscomb at Slavin Management Consultants by phone at (770) 449-4656 or by email at slavin@bellsouth.net.
Note: Under Florida Law, resumes are public documents and will be provided to the media upon request. Please call prior to submitting your resume if confidentiality is important to you.

Orange City is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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